Buckingham Palace staffer accused of racism over guest’s visit

A STAFF member at Buckingham Palace has been accused of racism after asking a guest: “Where are you really from?”

The royal household employee allegedly quizzed Ngozi Fulani over her nationality at a reception yesterday.

Campaigner Ngozi Fulani has accused a Buckingham Palace staff member of racism

Campaigner Ngozi Fulani has accused a Buckingham Palace staff member of racismCrédito: Instagram

Ngozi, who was born in Britain, attended the event on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

While it was honour to be there, she says she was horrified when a Palace staffer approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?”

The woman repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claims.

She said the experience, somente 10 minutos depois de chegar, left her withmixed feelingsabout the royal visit.

Ngozi went on to blast the “trauma” of the alleged incident, and described how she feltinsultedby the ordeal.

Responding to shocked pals on Twitter, she also posted thanks toall those who have sent such beautiful messages of support”.

O Palace is investigating the damaging claims which come 18 months after Príncipe Harry e Meghan Markle stunned the world alleging a member of the royal family made racist remarks about the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

The shock new race row threatens to overshadow the event in which the Queen Consort delivered a powerful speech calling to tackle domestic violencea cause she has been campaigning for years

Camilla asked assembled guests to use theprecious opportunity to speak up and galvanise actionto halt rape and domestic abuse.

Joined by Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark and the Countess of Wessex in the Picture Gallery of the palace, she set out her hopes for a future without gender-based violence.

The reception included around 300 convidados – campaigners, politicians and celebrity ambassadorsto draw attention to the ongoing crisis.

Guests of honour included Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of the Ukraine, there to boost awareness about the scourge of sexual violence in conflict, experienced in her own country, ela disse, by the rape of women and girls at the hands of invading Russian soldiers.

Alleged ‘racistBuckingham Palace encounter

Staff member: Where are you from?

Ngozi Fulani: Sistah Space.

Staff member: Não, where do you come from?

Ngozi Fulani: We’re based in Hackney.

Staff member: Não, what part of Africa are you from?

Ngozi Fulani: Não sei, they didn’t leave any records.

Staff member: Nós vamos, you must know you’re from. I spent time in France/ Where are you from?

Ngozi Fulani: Aqui, the UK.

Staff member: Não, but what nationality are you?

Ngozi Fulani: I was born here and am British.

Staff member: Não, but where do you really come from? Where do you people come from?

Ngozi Fulani: ‘My people?’ Lady, what is this?

Staff member: Oh, I can see I’m going to have a challenge getting you to say where you’re from. When did you first come here?

Ngozi Fulani: Lady! I am a British national. My parents came here in the 50s.

Staff member: Oh, I knew we’d get there in the end. You’re Caribbean.

Ngozi Fulani: No lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality.

Staff member: Oh, so you’re from

Queen Consort Camilla giving a powerful speech at Buckingham Palace

Queen Consort Camilla giving a powerful speech at Buckingham PalaceCrédito: Reuters
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, Queen Camilla, Jordan’s Queen Rania and Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary during the reception

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, Queen Camilla, Jordan’s Queen Rania and Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary during the receptionCrédito: Reuters